Why Oxford is a great place to study this course
Oxford is home to leading health care providers such as the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Oxford Brookes has long-standing relationships with several of the hospitals within the trust. As well as staff involvement in course development and delivery, the hospitals provide excellent work experience and career opportunities for our students.
Recognised as one of Europe's leading centres of enterprise, innovation and scientific knowledge, Oxfordshire is also a bioscience hotspot, with the Oxford, Milton, Begbroke and Harwell science parks in the county.
Because Oxford is one of the world's great academic cities, it is a key centre of debate, with conferences, seminars and forums taking place across education, science, the arts and many other subjects.
In addition to our own excellent libraries and resource centres, our students have access to the world-renowned Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Science Library.
Support for students studying Medical Science
Our Personal and Academic Support System (PASS) is gaining national and
international recognition for its proactive approach to personal
tutoring. It recognises that students need to make various adjustments
as they move into higher education, whether from school or employment.
The system encompasses three elements:
- a structured group tutorial programme
- an academic adviser who will help you to plan your degree programme
and future career
- interaction with other students on your course.
The first stage includes regular seminars covering a wide range of
subjects including research skills, understanding assessment criteria
and making the most of coursework feedback. Our programme also helps
students adjust to university life by developing their transferable
Secondly our academic staff monitor your progress regularly to check
that you are maximising your potential. If you experience academic
difficulties we can arrange for you to receive academic mentoring
Thirdly if you are faced with challenges that affect your ability to
study, such as illness, bereavement, depression, financial difficulties
or accommodation issues, we will work with you in finding a way
forward. Please talk to your academic adviser or our student support
team. Oxford Brookes also offers a range of excellent services to
Students will have access to a range of facilities including our British
Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited
laboratory in addition to our Human
Performance Unit and Clinical
Exercise and Rehabilitation Unit. We also have a very good
range of equipment, including high-performance liquid chromatography
(HPLC), confocal and electron microscopes, and specialised laboratories
for tissue culture, microbiology, physiology and cell biology.
General support services
From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.
We want your time at Brookes to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. That's why we provide all the facilities you need to be relaxed, happy and healthy throughout your studies.